If you want to get away from the madness of Main Beach, Victoria Beach offers a quieter experience. It's a little harder to get to, but the extra effort is worth it. From Pacific Coast Highway, turn into Nyes Place to find a parking spot, walk under the overpass, and then make your way through the neighborhood and down the stairs to the beach. Check out the tower, which was built in 1926 as a staircase to the home on the cliff above. Keep your eye on the tide, however. Certain areas of the beach can become quite dangerous at high tide, and rip currents are common.